Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Our Own Constellation

Written 25 October, 2011

Our Very Own Constellation

I looked at the sky tonight and there it was-- our very own constellation!

It's Bob, of course, our 30-foot, 40-ton granite Paleolithis slightly deified drinking bird.

Read here for the first installment of the exciting and ridiculous many-part tale of Bob's abduction and eventual recovery.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Constellation

Written 24 October, 2011

Another Constellation

It's a Sion chicken!

You can't tell me money didn't exchange hands for this!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Multiple Supernovae Reveal New Constellation! in Second Life Sky!

Written 19 October, 2011

Multiple Supernovae Reveal New Constellation in Second Life Sky!

What is it? Whatever could it be?

Of course! The Second Life hand!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Know This Guy in the Night Sky!

Written 13 October, 2011

I Know This Guy in the Night Sky!

I was staring and staring at the stars and suddenly this grouping leapt out at me:

I knew who it was. Do you? Sure you do! You know this guy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Constellation

Written 12 October, 2011

Another Constellation

After hours of searching I spotted another constellation in the Second Life night sky.

It's one of the simpler ones, like the Southern Cross or the Big Dipper.

Recognize it? Of course you do.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Second Life Constellation

Written 10 October, 2011

Second Life Constellation

I've been lazy in world of late, making figures out of the Second Life clouds and  just generally indulging my imagination.

Tonight I was lying on my back on the sea decks at Whimsy Kaboom, looking at the stars and thinking about the things I think about-- which is much nicer than thinking about the things I don't think about. And if you get the source of that last, you get a gold star.

As I was idling the night away I remembered an old manuscript Sweetie and I found long ago, buried in the sand at Whimsy.

Before long I was rooting through my inventory, looking for it. What did I name it? Where did I put it? Could I have thrown it out that time I went berserk and megacleaned my inventory? I must have. No! Wait! There it is!

The manuscript shows the constellations of the ancient Second Lifers-- you know, people older than 2005.

By matching the map against the stars in the sky (I derendered clouds to make it easier), I finally made out my first constellation:

Recognize it? Sure you do!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pele Train Ride

Written 6 October, 2011

Pele Train Ride

I just got a notecard from Anightwing Akina asking my permission to film Whimsy's great train ride for posting on YouTube.

Of course I said yes.

The video embedded above is my first attempt at machinima. I made it about four years ago, before Sweetie and bought and made Whimsy.

The ride was on Pele, our land on the no longer existent Forsaken sim in Dreamland, where we once lived and played.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Raining at Phyneas Jack's Lookout!

Written 5 October, 2011

It's Raining at Phyneas Jack's Lookout!

I just got a comment on my previous post about Phyneas Jack's little shack in the Forest of Kahruvel.

Of course, I had to log in world and go see.

Alas, the storm's not out in the gulf where I remembered it, but along along the ridge, and it's raining at the shack.

But hey, weather is fickle.

I'm drenched.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Conference on Transhumanism

I hope the friend who invited me to this conference of transhumanists doesn't read this blog.

Because I've never before seen a group of people with their heads so far up their asses.